The BBC today released the March edition of its iPlayer performance report, revealing new record highs for its Internet-based TV and radio service over the four-week period.

Requests for TV and radio content rose to 320 million, breaking the previous high of 315 million documented in January. It also represents a hefty 18 percent increase on the same period last year. The BBC also launched an iPlayer redesign in mid-March, which might have contributed to the uptick in usage.

TV performed particularly well, rising to 248 million requests. The previous record was again set in January, with 242 million requests across iPlayer. The top performing shows were the Top Gear Burma Specials, followed by the ‘Battle Rounds’ on The Voice and British sitcom Outnumbered.

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